Wednesday, 18 January 2012

'Snow bound' collection on the Etsy UK Front Page

Was pleasantly surprised today to receive a message from Jay of RedRoadDesign on Etsy that my 'Snow bound' collection has made it to the Etsy UK front page. Many items are by fellow members of Jewelry on Etsy and McEtsy teams so this collection getting featured is trully something special.

Monday, 9 January 2012

First walk up Goatfell in 2012

It's been somewhat stormy lately, but the weather finally decided to have a sunny-and-not-too-windy break, so ... I went up Goatfell :D

Some of the storm damage. Quite a few trees & branches fell off in recent storms. Brodick Castle has closed its park due to storm damage & put up DANGER signs and red tape across some paths. National Trust has cleared the larger damage from the paths.

Part sun, part cloud, part rain weather. It was raining when I took this photo, but the break in the clouds can be seen coming over the ridges. & the start of a rainbow ...

The rainbow was magnificent! Made Goatfell look like a hill.

Almost at the top & the path is blocked by the snow. Mushy, slushy, quite compact, plenty skidding, over foot deep snow over a rocky path, so ... went straight up, cutting across heather, grass & rocks to get to ...

... the top of Goatfell. Great view, freezing wind, lots of sunshine :D